Georgia Changes Open and Concealed Gun Carry Laws

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Georgia’s House Bill 60 (HB 60) changed the state’s laws on the when it is legal to carry a gun. The following information may be of interest to those living in Georgia or planning to travel to Georgia:

Who may not carry a gun in Georgia:

  • Anyone Younger than 21
  • Anyone hospitalized for mental illness within the last 5 years
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Those convicted of manufacturing or distribution of controlled substances and/or dangerous drugs
  • Those ineligible to possess a firearm under federal law
  • Anyone convicted of a felony
  • Anyone who has had their carry license revoked
  • Those convicted of specific crimes involving weapons

Locations where it is illegal to carry a weapon in Georgia:

  • Within 150 feet of a polling place
  • Mental health facility
  • Nuclear power plant
  • Government buildings (those that screen visitors)
  • Places of worship

Changes include leaving the decision on carry legality up to state schools (for employees). Individuals with a CC permit may not carry weapons in non-secure areas of airports and in bars.

Georgia participates in Firearm Permit Reciprocity with a number of states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

For more information, visit: https://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/default.asp

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